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St Kilda


Located only 10 minutes from the centre of Salisbury and 45 minutes north of the Adelaide CBD, the historic seaside town of St Kilda has been a popular destination since the days of the first settlers, when local families would spend the day crabbing, paddling and enjoying the sea air. Today, St Kilda offers visitors an award-winning adventure playground for children and adults, the Tramway Museum, the Boat Club and Marina and the St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre featuring a 2 kilometre boardwalk showcasing the mangrove forests of the Barker Inlet.

St Kilda Adventure Playground
St Kilda Tramway Museum
St Kilda Boat Club and Marina
St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre
St Kilda Boat Ramp Permits

St Kilda Adventure Playground

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This award-winning playground is like no other, with the City of Salisbury undertaking a $3.5 million renewal in 2016 to ensure the adventure stays alive. The playground offers many attractions including a huge castle with slides and a draw bridge, a bouncy boomerang, flying fox, pirate ship, a large Volcano with multiple slides, a basketball court, swings and more. The playground also has toilets, barbecues, a drinking fountain and picnic facilities in addition to ample parking.

Admission: Free.

In the interests of community safety, the playground has been declared a Dog Free Zone. Dog owners can still utilise the nearby lawned reserve and foreshore. All dogs are required to be on lead between the hours of 8am and 6.30pm in all Council reserves. 

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St Kilda Tramway Museum

St Kilda Tramway MuseumThe St Kilda Tramway Museum features many of Adelaide's old trams from its former tram network with a primary emphasis on the electric tramway system. Built in 1974, the Museum includes 20 trams, 14 in service; several Adelaide built Melbourne trams, two Adelaide horse trams, four electric trolley buses (including Australia's first), and historic tram rides on 2km of track that runs between the Museum and the St Kilda Adventure Playground. Preserving every type of tram that operated on Adelaide's metropolitan tram network from 1878 to the mid 1950's, the Museum is one of a kind. Trams built in New York and Philadelphia that served the Adelaide system are also maintained and the Museum also features Australia's first electric trolley bus and a 'drop centre' that served millions of commuters from the 1920's.

Opening hours: The Museum is open on Sundays, and Public Holidays from 12pm to 5pm, and Wednesdays during school holidays.

Admission: Adults: $10 // Children (4-14 years): $7 // Concession: $7 // Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): $28

For more information: Telephone: 8280 8188 or 8297 4447. 

St Kilda Boat Club and Marina

Fishing has not been restricted in South Australia under the COVID-19 Emergency Management Directions, however the general principles and messaging of staying home, avoiding unnecessary travel, and social distancing apply. If you’re going out on your boat, restrict the capacity and who you go with to immediate family you’re living with. If you’re planning to fish of a jetty, pontoon or rocks, then please only attend local spaces and apply social distancing measures. Also observe any local Council advice or signage that may restrict access and or restrict these activities.


St Kilda Marina


Featuring a boat ramp and boat channel, the St Kilda Boat Club Marina reinforces the importance of St Kilda as a boating destination and welcomes the boating public to this favourite metropolitan fishing haven. The club's new marina complex incorporates affordable hard stands and marina berths, private boat ramp, secure car park, clubrooms and slipping facilities. Additional features include bar facilities (open on Friday nights and Sundays from 2pm), boating and sailing activities. For more information visit

To apply for a boat ramp permit, please visit the St Kilda Boat Ramp Permit page. 

St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre

Please note that parts of the St Kilda Boardwalk are closed for repairs. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Tackle and Tucker Kiosk on 8280 9355 before your visit.

Open: Daily 9am to 4pm (Except Christmas Day)
Note: The trail may be closed due to weather conditions; please contact 8280 9355 to confirm if open.
Cost: Free entry for self guided tours
Distance: 400m (approximately 45min return)
Access: gate keys are available from Tackle and Tucker Kiosk, St. Kilda (adjacent to Boat Ramp, Cockle Street).
Phone: 8280 9355 

For more details please download the St Kilda Mangrove Trail Information Flyer 

Please contact Council with any enquiries: E: // T: 8406 8222



  • BBQ
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Fooks Terrace

St Kilda SA 5110